09 May 2012 - 31 Aug 2012
National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives
Best known as a founding member of the Group of Seven and a pioneer of modernism in Canadian landscape painting, James Edward Hervey MacDonald (1873-1932) was also a highly accomplished graphic designer. This exhibition brings together an outstanding selection of MacDonald’s design work, including book and magazine illustrations, bookplates, exhibition catalogues, and posters, from the National Gallery of Canada and other collections.
Born in Durham, England, J.E.H. MacDonald emigrated to Canada in 1887 with his English mother and Canadian father.
He studied at the Hamilton Art School and the Central Ontario School of Art and Design, in Toronto, Ontario.
Image: J.E.H. MacDonald, Catalogue Cover Design for Exposition d’art canadien, Musée du Jeu de Paume, Paris, 1927, from the National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives website.
May 25, 2012
VIFF's Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International
Film Centre, Vancouver BC
Canadian advertising guru Terry O’Reilly is ready to put Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Graphic Design for Marketing Students “Under the Influence.” Alongside Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Graphic Design for Marketing program’s launch of their “GDMA Exposition 2012” degree show, students and faculty welcome award-winning CBC Radio’s Terry O’Reilly.
This exciting event has been proudly organised by the 2012 graduates of Kwantlen's GDMA degree program as part of their week long exposition, which runs May 24-28th.
Tickets are available at http://gdma2012.eventbrite.ca.
See http://gdma.ca/terryoreilly/ for more information.
Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2012
Competition closes May 25, 2012
Design Edge 2012 Regional Design Awards Finalists Announced
View the list of Finalists
Winners will be announced at a party on
June 26, 2012, at The Hoxton, Toronto ON
Large agencies, mid-size studios, freelancers and in-house designers are among the finalists of the 2012 Regional Design Awards. Category and Best of Region winners will be announced in Toronto on June 26; work from the finalists will be exhibited at the evening event and will also be featured in Design Edge’s 2012 Regional Design Awards Annual.
Learn and interact with conversations and sessions on today's important and controversial issues—including Design Thinking. Don't miss the provocative panel, Design Thinking is Dead, with David Aycan, Design Director and Business Design Discipline Lead, IDEO; Tom Lakovic, Founding Partner, Industry; Robin Lanahan, Senior Principal Brand Strategist, Startup Business Group, Microsoft; and co-chair Josh Levine. Get ready for a frank discussion about one of the most important business trends of the last decade, be it dead or alive! Click here for more information. June 19-20, Portland, Oregon.
Conference Discount For Vancouver residents
We are pleased to offer to Vancouver residents a special DMI rate of US$1,255 per person for the two-day conference. We hope many of you will take advantage of this special rate and easy access to this west coast conference.
For more information about this great event, please visit http://www.dmi.org/portland
To obtain the discount, please use this form to register:
Stefan Sagmeister’s Happy Show
April 4 through August 12, 2012
Institute of Contemporary Art,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA, US
See Joan K. Smith’s review on the Eye blog.
UCDA Design Conference: mélange
A BLENDING OF DESIGN + CULTURE
October 13-16, 2012 (Montreal, Quebec)
The 2012 UCDA Design Conference will bring together communication professionals from across Canada and the US (and beyond) to connect in Montreal, a city with it's own mix. European charm and North American energy along with bilingualism make Montreal the perfect place to explore working together across boundaries to converge with great panache.
Early bird registration by August 1.
Design Thinkers Conference
November 8 and 9, 2012
with additional programming on November 7 and 10.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario
View a short video of highlights from DesignThinkers 2011 – featuring some of the conference’s most unforgettable moments.
GDC Member Discounts for HOW Design Live Conferences!
Four Events in June 21-25, 2012
Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston Street,
GDC and SDGQ members receive $100 off each of these three conferences: HOW Design Conference; InHOWse Managers Conference;
and The Dieline Package Design Conference
and $50 off the Creative Freelancer Conference
Each conference has has its own registration rate and provides access to that specific conference only. Each conference has its own discount code. Code can be used in conjunction with Early Bird rates.
HGDC for the HOW Design Conference;
IGDC for the InHOWse Managers Conference;
DGDC for The Dieline Package Design Conference;
CGDC for the Creative Freelancer Conference.
Register at http://www.howdesignlive.com/ehome/index.php?eventid=28153&tabid=43854
HOW Design Conference
For designers: Light a Spark.
Ignite your creativity, strengthen your skills, sharpen your tech savvy and connect with your peers.
InHOWse Managers Conference
For managers of in-house creative teams: Lead your Troops Fearlessly.
Get advice from veteran in-house pros on inspiring your team, management, selling ideas upward and more.
Creative Freelancer Conference
For creative solopreneurs, including designers, writers, photographers, illustrators, etc.: Declare your Independence. From-the-trenches advice on money, marketing, client relations, and more – in joint association with Marketing Mentor.
The Dieline Package Design Conference
For package designers and brand managers: Reject Boring. Experts and innovators discuss challenges, opportunities, creativity and trends in package design.
NOTE: Discount cannot be combined with any other discount offers, including student and group rates, or used in conjunction with The BIG Ticket registration option.
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Icograda Design Week in Sarawak 2012!
Rediscovery: Icograda Design Week in Sarawak 2012 will provide a
platform for sharing, collaboration and inspiration among local and
international designers in an atmosphere steeped in Sarawak’s
indigenous cultures and traditions. Swinburne University Sarawak
Campus, the main venue, is a leading education hub in the region. The
largest state in Malaysia, Sarawak holds a rich history and sees
significant cultural convergence. For all that it is modern,
technologically advanced and as well developed as any regular
metropolis, Kuching – the capital city of Sarawak - is equally rich in
the arts and boasts artists of international caliber.